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  • Letter from Li Na announcing her retirement from tennis

    (Reuters) - Full transcript of letter from China's two-time grand slam winner Li Na, announcing her retirement from tennis on Friday. My dear friends, For close to fifteen years, we've been a part of each other's lives. As a tennis player...
  • Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia

    (Reuters) - The retirement of China's Li Na may have robbed Asian tennis of its brightest star, but U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori has put up his hand to fill the breach. With Li's departure, the 24-year-old Japanese is now Asia's top player, having...
  • Factbox: Reactions to retirement of China's Li Na

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Reactions to the decision of Asian tennis trailblazer Li Na to retire on Friday due to knee injuries: - - WTA Tour chief executive Stacey Allaster "It's hard to be a household name in a nation with 1.4 billion people, but that's...
  • Federer replaces injured Nadal in new league

    Federer replaces injured Nadal in new league
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) but the organizers pulled off a coup on Monday by naming Swiss maestro Roger Federer as replacement for the injured Spaniard. Fourteen times...
  • Factbox - Asian trailblazer Li Na

    (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on twice grand slam champion Li Na, who announced her retirement from tennis on Friday MAKING HER NAME * Born Feb 26, 1982 in Wuhan, China * Like many elite Chinese athletes, Li was hand-picked to train with the...
  • Factbox - The rise of China's women

    (Reuters) - Milestones in the progress of Chinese women's tennis after Li Na, the first Asian to win grand slam singles titles, announced her retirement from the sport on Friday. - - - - 2004 August - Sun Tiantian and Li Ting win China's first...
  • Trailblazer Li hangs up racquet

    (Reuters) - A typical "neighbourhood kid" toting a badminton racquet in the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, eight-year-old Li Na could have had little idea the path the Chinese state set for her might lead to tennis glory, riches and Asia's first grand...
  • Reactions to retirement of China's Li Na

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Reactions to the decision of Asian tennis trailblazer Li Na to retire on Friday due to knee injuries: - - WTA Tour chief executive Stacey Allaster "It's hard to be a household name in a nation with 1.4 billion people, but that's...
  • Serena Williams beats back challenge at Bank of the West

    STANFORD, Calif. So much for any rust, nerve or health factors regarding Serena Williams' return to the tennis court Wednesday night at the Bank of the West Classic. For openers, she looked pretty smashing. Playing her first singles match since her eerie...
  • Defending champion Serena Williams top seed for U.S. Open

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the U.S. Open where she will be seeking to win the women's singles title for a third consecutive year, the United States Tennis Association announced on Wednesday. Williams has...
  • Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at U.S. Open

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver's champion and at different times has laid claim to the world's fastest man. The Maple Leaf has been waved by a Masters champion and produced most...